The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1975. It is sold in Europe and other markets worldwide in hatchback, sedan and estate variants.The Polo has been produced in five generations with intermittent facelifts. Related Volkswagen Group models include the Škoda Fabia, SEAT Ibiza and Audi A1. The Volkswagen Polo won the 2010 World Car of the Year.
Performance versions and motorsport
Volkswagen helped consolidate the preeminence the so-called hot hatch genre of high-performance hatchbacks with their Golf GTI in 1975, and has produced a number of performance versions of the Polo. The first of these was the Polo GT version of the Mark 1F. The Mark II and IIF were available as supercharged G40 models. The GT G40 with its 1.3 litre 85 kW (114 hp) could reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds from standstill and had a maximum speed of 196 km/h (122 mph). It was used by Volkswagen to set a number of world endurance speed records, such as the 1.3 litre class records for speed over 24 hours and speed over a distance of 5,000 km (3,100 mi). The fastest version of the Mark III on the United Kingdom market was the 16-valve h 74 kW (100 PS) model. A 88 kW (120 PS) Polo GTI model was also produced, but only in a limited edition in Germany, and this was the first time the GTI label had been used for a Polo. A GTI version of the Mark IIIF Polo, with a 92 kW (123 hp) 1.6 litre petrol engine was also produced.
In 2004 Volkswagen Individual, a specialist division of Volkswagen, produced a limited number of (Mark IV Polo) Club Sports with a 1.8T 132 kW (177 hp) engine. Available only in Germany, this was based on the one make racing series Polo Cup Racer hatchback. The Club Sport came with a roll cage inside the vehicle and Recaro racing seats as standard. A GTI version of the Polo Mark IVF was launched in 2006. This features styling similar to that of the contemporary Golf GTI and a turbocharged 20 valve 110 kW (150 bhp) 1.8 litre petrol engine. It has a 0–100 km/h time of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 216 km/h (134 mph). Volkswagen Individual have also engineered an even faster Polo called the Polo GTI Cup Edition. Available with the same 1.8T engine, albeit with 130 kW (180 bhp), its claimed 0–100 km/h is 7.5 seconds and it has a claimed top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Volkswagen Racing in South Africa rallied a four wheel drive Mark IVF Polo which shared some components with its sister World Rally Championship (WRC) Škoda Fabia; the S2000 has a 2.0 Litre 191 kW (256 hp) (260 bhp) engine.
Mark IV Polos have been entered into the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC). The Polo also competed in the Russian Touring Car Championship. There have been a number of one make race series for the Polo, starting with the G40 Cup for Mark II and Mark IIF G40 versions. The current Polo Cup championship for 78 kW (105 bhp) cars is a support race at rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Comfort line 1.2 CC engine 2014 Volkswagen Launched the new face lifted polo Engine variants:- 1.5 TDI 1.2 petrol.